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Analyst predicts flat initial Medicare rates

February 9, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Initial 2012 reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage plans should be roughly flat, which tops the consensus expectation of a 2 percent drop, according to Citi analyst Carl McDonald.McDonald said Tuesday in a research note the rates will be hurt by cuts from the health care overhaul, but he...

Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Discloses Filing of Provisional Patent Application For Isolated Anatabine Isomer

February 9, 2011 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Feb. 9, 2011 /- Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: CIGX ) announced that on February 4 a provisional patent application was filed with the Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO") for administering a pure form of a single isomer of...

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Now Available: Archived Virtual Event Dedicated to Cutting-Edge Trends in Implantable Medical Devices

February 9, 2011 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2011 /- Design Trends: Technological Advances in Implantable Devices, a UBM Canon Medical Device Media Group virtual event hosted by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry ( MD+DI ) , Medical Product Manufacturing News ( MPMN) , and OrthoTec , is now on-demand until...

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UK & #8217;s Favourite TV Doctor To & #8216;Kiss Off & #8217;

February 9, 2011 7:35 am | by RealWire | Comments

Blue Lip World Record Breaker To Boost Profile Of Rare Deadly Lung Disease The UK's Popular TV medic, Dr Chris Steele MBE, is launching the final stage of an innovative, charity led, global health education campaign on February 18th 2011 at a North West England High School that looks set...

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BD and UCL Business Reach Exclusive License Agreement to Advance Development of New Diagnostic Tests for Ovarian and Breast Cancers

February 9, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 9, 2011 /- UCL Business (UCLB), a wholly owned subsidiary of University College London (UCL), and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, announced today an agreement aimed at improving the early detection of...

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Extenway Terminals Featured in Leading Healthcare Journal

February 9, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Extenway Solutions (TSX VENTURE: EY) is pleased to announce that its bedside terminals are the focus of a full-page article in the latest edition of Healthcare Information Management & Communications Canada, a highly-regarded industry publication with a reach of 13 000.The article, which...

Genomic Health turns 4Q, full-year 2010 profit

February 9, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Clinical diagnostic test developer Genomic Health Inc. turned a fourth-quarter profit as it saw a 14 percent increase in the number of Onco type DX test results delivered.The Redwood City, Calif., company said late Tuesday it earned $1.7 million, or 6 cents per share, in the three months that...

Allied Healthcare 1Q profit hit by UK budget cuts

February 9, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

British health care staffing company Allied Healthcare International Inc. said Wednesday its profit dropped 36 percent in the fiscal first quarter as the British government reduced its public spending.In the three months ended Dec. 31, Allied said its profit fell to $1.8 million, or 4 cents per...

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IBM Business Analytics Helps Sequoia Hospital Cut Mortality Rates in Cardiac Surgery by 50 Percent

February 9, 2011 5:33 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM today announced that Sequoia Hospital, based in Redwood City, Calif., has reduced its mortality rate in cardiac surgeries more than 50 percent through the use of IBM predictive analytics software by reducing risk and offering personalized patient care. E-mail this page Save to...

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Experts call for greater awareness of the links between diabetes and kidney disease

February 9, 2011 5:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Experts are calling for greater awareness of the kidney problems that diabetics can face, after research found that awareness was low among white and South Asian patients. The first time that many patients realized that diabetes could affect their kidneys was when they...

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Computational biotech CMD Bioscience finds financing

February 9, 2011 5:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

CMD Bioscience LLC, a computational biotechnology firm in Orange, Conn., has taken in $150,000 of a planned $225,000 mixed offering of equity, debt, warrants and options, according to a regulatory filing.

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Q & A: UMass Memorial Deploys Image/EHR Interoperability

February 9, 2011 5:32 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Can you view medical images directly from your electronic health record? William Corbett, MD, vice president of community practices for UMass Memorial Health Care, discusses the center's decision to implement a system to allow just that, and the benefits they've expereinced so far.

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Americord Becomes Only Family Cord Blood Bank Headquartered in New York City to Hold State Cord Blood License

February 9, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /- Americord Registry , a pioneer in cord blood and placenta stem cell preservation, is proud to announce that it has obtained a provisional human tissue cord blood banking license from the New York State Department of Health, becoming the first private umbilical...

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Rcadia COR Analyzer System Receives Expanded FDA Clearance to Rule Out Coronary Artery Disease in Coronary Branch Vessels

February 9, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 9, 2011 /- Rcadia Medical Imaging announced today that it has received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for an enhanced version of its COR Analyzer® System to assess coronary branch vessels in addition to main coronary arteries in patients with suspected coronary...

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Regeneron to Webcast Investor Briefing on VEGF Trap-Eye Clinical Program on Sunday, February 13th at 9 am ET

February 9, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 9, 2011 /- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN ) today announced that it will webcast an investor briefing on Sunday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  At the investor briefing, principal investigators from the VEGF Trap-Eye clinical...

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